MailChimp Sponsors ROFLCon

Posted on January 28, 2010 by Tim Hwang
Categories: Partners and Friends, Tim, Triumph


Good to wake up to fantastic news today that the good folks over at MailChimp — which is honestly-effectively-pretty-much the Apple of the email list management world — have joined with our old friends at Laughing Squid, the Berkman Center, and MIT’s CMS to come aboard and sponsor ROFLCon II!

We’re more than excited and proud to have them be part of the family. As tremendous fans of sending too much e-mail (and hominid-themed things in general), it’s a good fit on many levels, and we couldn’t be happier.

Geekily, let me also mention here that MailChimp has one sexy API. Is that appropriate?

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Tom Jennings, Creator of FIDONet, Confirmed for ROFLCon!

Posted on January 26, 2010 by Tim Hwang
Categories: Getting People, ROFLCon II, Tim, Triumph


Good morning! As promised — we’re keeping the blog train a’moving ahead this week: pumped today to announce that we’ve confirmed that Tom Jennings, the creator of FIDONet, will be attending and speaking at ROFLCon II! Kevin Driscoll, who you might remember from 2008’s fantastic talk on online dance crazes, will be presiding.

Of course, as anyone familliar with Tom’s work would attest, it’d be criminal just to shout out FIDONet here on this blog post and just leave it at that. As his personal projects and essays page will attest, Tom’s been involved in a variety of awesomeness for decades — zines, trolling the gullible web, and so on. So, needless to say, we’re excited that he’ll be putting online culture, technology, politics, and everything else together at the conference.

And, if you haven’t yet happened to read his review of the bizzare little RAND Corporation publication “A Million Random Digits” (which is exactly like it sounds), you really should. 

(photo courtesy Jason “Textfiles” Scott)

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We Like The Moon: Joel Veitch Confirmed For ROFLCon II!

Posted on January 25, 2010 by Tim Hwang
Categories: Getting People, ROFLCon II, Tim, Triumph


We’ve got a jam packed week of announcements here for you at ROFLCon, featuring a sort-of (okay, sort-of really) ridiculous collection of scholars, sponsors, and web folks confirmations coming down the pipe.

To get us started off on a good foot this dreary Monday morning in the northeast, I’m glad to announce today that we’ve confirmed that London-based Flash animation prodigy Joel Veitch, founder of the creator of such hits at We Like The Moon (which you may remember was later Quiznosified in possibly the best fast food ad campaign of all time) Gay Bar, and Chicken To Ride will be attending ROFLCon II! We’re excited to say that he’ll be speaking and paneling it up, so, definitely keep an eye out when the schedule rolls out in the coming weeks.

Hell yes.

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Yep: Autotune The News at ROFLCon!

Posted on January 21, 2010 by Tim Hwang
Categories: Getting People, ROFLCon II, Tim


A little while back, we put out a public call for suggestions for the guest list this year. So far, we’ve been pretty successful at snagging them (David After Dentist, Mahir “I Kiss You” Cagri, etc…) Anyways, there was one that was more requested than all others.

You asked for it, and glad to report that we did it.

Greetings and salutations and congratulations to family-run outfit The Gregory Brothers, the team behind Autotune the News! We’re officially confirming today will be attending, speaking at (and potentially even performing) at ROFLCon II!

Hugely excited — now we just need to go and confirm T-Pain, and the panel will be complete…

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